07 Jul 2022

"Pandemic will end" says Kildare expert who co-developed Covid-19 vaccine

"Pandemic will end" says Kildare expert who co-developed Covid-19 vaccine

Prof Teresa Lambe

Kilcullen native Prof Tess Lambe, who co-designed a Covid-19 vaccine, said she believes the pandemic will end.

Prof Lambe and Prof Sarah Gilbert and a team at the University of Oxford, co-designed the Oxford Astra Zeneca jab.

The vaccine has been rolled out 2.2 billion times, saving the lives of many people as a result.

In an interview in today's Irish Times, Prof Lambe said: “The pandemic will end; the virus will become endemic."

Prof Lambe was awarded an honorary OBE in the Queen Elizabeth’s birthday honours this year, marking her contribution to science and public health.

The pharmacologist studied pharmacology and genetics in UCD before completing a PhD.

Prof Lambe, who is the daughter of Mary and Anthony Lambe, also admitted she misses coming home to Ireland due to travel restrictions. 

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